Lights, Camera, Action: KIFF Takes Centre Stage

Lights, Camera, Action: KIFF Takes Centre Stage

From 23 to 25 June, KIFF presents an immersive cinematic experience featuring world premieres, workshops, and captivating screenings for film enthusiasts in Kingston.

The Kingston International Film Festival (KIFF) is set to take place this month, offering an exciting lineup of feature-length films, documentaries, and shorts. In addition to the screenings, the festival will host workshops, talks, masterclasses, and events catering to a wide range of interests and age groups.

One of the highlights of this year’s festival is the presentation of eighty films from around the world, which will be shown on six screens across various venues in the town. Among the films are notable works such as “A Moral Man” starring Toby Jones and “Choked Up” featuring Maxine Peak. Audiences can also look forward to the world premiere of “Another Day to Live Through,” directed by Peter Simmons, with screenings on 23 and 24 June.

KIFF will also feature premieres of two films: “A Summer with Jo, Liz and Richard” and “Black Bags.” Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops facilitated by industry leaders such as Tysers, ARRI, Zeiss, and Great Point Media. Additionally, ARRI Solutions, in collaboration with KIFF Premiere Partner Time & Space, will host a Virtual Reality Workshop on 24 June, offering attendees a chance to win a virtual production workshop/experience day at ARRI Stage London.

For a unique cinematic experience, KIFF will organize an open-air screening of the classic film “Bugsy Malone” in Kingston’s Canbury Gardens on 24 June. As for tickets, they can be purchased individually or as part of different bundles. The Ultimate Festival Bundle provides access to all three days of the event, with three lucky winners receiving a bottle of champagne and a 2024 Ultimate Festival Bundle.

In addition to the film offerings, festival-goers can enjoy a specially brewed local beer by the Park Brewery. This pale ale is described as a “feel-good easy drinking beer, full of rich, juicy flavours.”

With its diverse program and engaging activities, KIFF promises to be a must-attend event for film enthusiasts and anyone seeking a memorable cinematic experience.